Nevada State College Scholarships


Priority Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2021

Nevada State College will award a one-time $1,000 scholarship to new freshman students in their first semester of enrollment who served as an officer in their high school student government, applied by the priority deadline with a 2.75 unweighted cumulative high school GPA and who enroll as a full-time (12 or more financial aid-eligible credits†), degree-seeking student. Students should notify Nevada State College of their eligibility at the time of application to the college.



The Mentoring to Accelerate Retention and Change Outcomes in Science (MARCOS) Scholarship is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Up to $5,550 of financial support is provided to incoming freshman Biology majors or eligible existing Biology majors with increased stipends up to $7,500 for the senior year. Students must be interested in careers outside of medicine to be eligible for NSF funding. Priority will be given to high achieving freshmen enrolling for fall 2020 or students who have already completed (BIOL 196, BIOL 197, CHEM 121, CHEM 122). To qualify, all students must be financial aid eligible, attend a MARCOS orientation session and keep a 3.0 GPA as a Biology major.

Applications are open and will be accepted on rolling basis until July 15th 2020. To apply, visit To learn more, view our flyer. To contact us for more information, email



This scholarship is available to new and continuing students. Nevada State College will provide a match of up to $500 per semester total to students who receive scholarships from an outside agency (excludes any scholarships awarded by Nevada State College, NSHE or the State of Nevada).

The match will be automatically applied during the semester to degree-seeking students with a minimum 2.75 cumulative NSC GPA who are making Satisfactory Academic Progress and are enrolled full-time (12 or more financial aid-eligible credits†).



The Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship may be awarded to four students in the state of Nevada each year to bestow additional scholar-ships to students majoring in elementary or secondary education with an intent of teaching in Nevada and who meet additional criteria. Applications must be received by the State Treasurer’s Office no later than midnight April 6, 2020.


TheDream.US Scholarship Program logo.

Nevada State College is a proud partner of TheDream.US, a national scholarship fund for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protective Status eligible DREAMers.

The scholarship is open to:

  • Current High School seniors who will graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Students who earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma by the end of the academic year with a score that is equivalent to a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Current community college students who will graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or greater by the end of the academic year
  • Community college graduates with a GPA of 3.0
Applications are open November 1- March 1.

Find out if you qualify by visiting:

For more information, contact:

Vincent Nava
Program Coordinator, Community Engagement & Diversity Initiatives

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